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The Bluegrass Region is great to visit at any time of the year, but in this blog we want to tell you what the region has planned for the holidays and why visiting at Christmas can be so magical.

Shaker Village, Harrodsburg, Kentucky

With Thanksgiving just around the corner and Christmas coming up we wanted to share some traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas recipes to give you some new inspiration this year.

Traditional Southern Thanksgiving / Christmas Dinner

With so many travel plans thwarted in 2020, everyone is eagerly looking for holiday ideas for 2021. How about taking the long-awaited RV road trip you’ve always dreamed of and discover the culture, Southern cuisine and hospitality of the Deep South at your own pace, starting with Alabama...

Alabama RV road trip

Across Tennessee there are plenty of haunted experiences and ghostly hotels to include in future Halloween holiday plans. Including exploring the haunted side of history during the Hermitage Ghost Tours. 

The Red River Gorge is known as one of Kentucky’s greatest treasures, and in recent years it has also gained popularity for being the perfect outdoor destination. Featuring unforgettable scenic drives, hiking trails, premier rock climbing and areas to fish, kayak, swim and mountain bike. The Gorge is just a nature lover’s dream!

With summer firmly in the rear-view, and the leaves beginning to fall from the trees, it is fast approaching the spookiest time of year. Explore some of the fiendish offerings that can be found across our destinations below.  Here are some spooky holiday ideas to start planning for Halloween 2021. Carry on reading at your own peril but we have a reasonable share of ghosts, voodoo and paranormal stories!

Spectre Alabama

When the humidity starts to lower in Louisiana you can say that autumn – or fall as they say in the States - has officially arrived; the Saints are in the Superdome and the kids are back in school. Which means it’s time for Fall Festivals. Louisiana has some amazing festivals in the entire country. Here are 12 of the best and most unique…

Autumn on Coastal Mississippi lets you discover a region that is perfectly poised to surprise and delight, offering all the relaxation, adventure and variety that travellers want & need.

Ocean Springs, Coastal Mississippi credit: Alex North

If you are looking for a spectacular display of fall colours, Kentucky has a lot to offer. The extensive number of forests (47% of Kentucky’s land area) are known for their bright fall colours & provide unforgettable views and photo opportunities. Colours start changing as early as September in the high elevations of the eastern mountains and slowly make their way west, where fall arrives during October and early November.

Cherokee Park, Kentucky

We now turn to our culinary news desk for a bake-off. And oh boy: they’re making Kentucky Derby Pie, which gives you crunchy nuts, gooey chocolate and crumbly buttery crust in every bite. Whether you are watching the Kentucky Derby – this Saturday! – or just looking for a delicious and easy dessert recipe, this tasty piece of Southern tradition is for you.

Homemade Kentucky Derby Pie

 

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